How to Get the Most Out of Your Water Heater
Posted on August 25th, 2017
Your water heater works hard 24/7 to bring you the hot water you need — but are you doing all you can to help out this essential home appliance, too? Let’s change that narrative and get you returning the favor as soon as possible:
Insulating Your Pipes
Even here in Arizona, it’s important to insulate your plumbing pipes. Not only will this help protect pipes that run behind walls or in the depths of your home, where it can get cold on desert nights, but it will also help you cut costs. Insulated pipes do a better job at keeping the water warm as it runs from your heater to the shower/sink.
- Installing a low-flow showerhead could cut your shower’s hot water usage from 3-4 gallons per minute to 2 gallons per minute
- Brush your teeth in the shower so you don’t have to turn on the hot water at the sink too!
- Leaky faucets that are running hot water can waste as much as 27-30 liters of water per day. Completely unnecessary!
- Energy Star dishwashers use 40% less hot water than traditional washers. You’ll save every time you wash!
Understanding the Health Benefits of Cold Showers
Did you know that cold showers are actually better for you than hot showers? They speed up your metabolism, hydrate your skin and cut costs all at the same time. Less costs will lead to less stress, which is yet another health benefit! Give you and your water heater a little health kick by mixing in a cold shower 2-3 times per week.
If your current water heater is on the fritz, or if you are just looking to upgrade, the team at Plumbing Medic can help! We’ll revive your unit and get it working as good as new in no time. But if it is past the point of repair, we are currently offering $55 OFF Any Water Heater for your convenience.